Quadruple victory for BMW in Moscow on Sunday
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With 10 races contested, the 2016 DTM season of rookie Esteban Ocon has come to a sudden halt
With immediate effect, the young Frenchman will race in Formula One as team-mate of reigning DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein. Ocon replaces Indonesian Rio Haryanto who had to stop racing for Team Manor due to financial issues.
For the third year in a row, World RX joins the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres (GP3R)
The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will embark on the season’s second half later this week following a month-long summer break. World RX of Canada (5-7 August) forms the seventh round of the World Championship and marks the first flyaway event of 2016.
The first laps of the fifth DTM race weekend of the 2016 season are in the books
At 17.00 hrs, Tom Blomqvist got proceedings underway in first free practice at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands. Finally, however, neither Blomqvist and his fellow BMW drivers, nor the eight Audi drivers dominated the first session at the circuit in the dunes.
In total, 1,818 points are to be won in the 18 DTM races of the 2016 season. So far, 22 drivers have racked up 808 points
Only two drivers are still waiting for a tangible result after eight races: the two Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers Daniel Juncadella and Esteban Ocon. While the 19-year-old Frenchman is experiencing a typical rookie season following promising performances at the start, the Spaniard has yet to break his duck in his fourth DTM season.
During a DTM weekend one often witnesses things happening that just can’t be explained in two simple sentences
Things that better should be assessed, analysed and explained by the experts. And who would be a better man for this job than Norbert Haug? For 22 years (1990 to 2012) he was the Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport and since 2014 he has been analysing the occurrences prior to, during and after the races for DTM’s German TV partner ARD as expert and co-commentator.
An emotional Sunday for Nico Müller: in the second race at the Norisring, the 24-year-old Swiss scored his maiden DTM race win
Having started from third place, Müller took the lead on lap 43 following a perfect pit stop by his Team and defended this position until the finish. After 72 laps of the only 2.3 kilometres long track, he crossed the finish line with a margin of 0.670 seconds from second-placed BMW driver Tom Blomqvist from Great Britain. Belgian Maxime Martin, another BMW driver, ended up third. In total, 123,500 spectators came to witness the DTM action in Nuremberg over the weekend. The Norisring is the only street circuit on the calendar of the popular touring car series.
Mattias Ekström posted the fastest lap time in DTM qualifying on Sunday morning
With his Audi RS 5 DTM, the Swede ended up with a time of 47.804 seconds, but another driver will be on pole position. Due to his collision in the race on Saturday, during which he deprived Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens of their respective positions, Ekström will be dropped three places on the grid.